Efficiency and effectiveness are not the same thing. Efficiency is doing things quickly and correctly to produce the desired result while effectiveness is doing the right things to produce the desired result.
Successful small-business owners are as different in personality as they are in appearance. Some of them are risk-takers and some are risk-averse. Some organized and some not. From years of observing and training business owners across the country, I have found that successful small-business owners share three characteristics.